Angry at a Baby: When Will His Colic Phase Be Over?

I was a colicky baby. My mom recounts a story of walking across the lane on the farm, knocking on my grandma's door, handing me over and walking back home to sleep for a few hours. Apparently I've been this difficult my whole life. Ahem. Rachel at Yestertime is deep in the thick of colic right now -- not her, baby Max. She's asking all the questions parents facing colic ask: Did we cause this? Is there anything that can be done? OMG WHEN WILL IT END?!?! Go give her some love. ...more
My mother swore that boiled water with a pinch of sugar would quiet a colic baby. Only 1-2 ... more

No Child Left Behind Waivers and the Future of U.S. Education

Three main variables in education policy -- all recently in flux and one still in need of details -- will affect how the nation's neighborhood schools are run within the next several months. President Obama has framed investment in education as having the potential to power a renaissance in American cultural and technological pre-eminence -- or, if we miss this opportunity, to toss aside decades of innovation as other nations out-achieve us. ...more
Most teachers hate the NO Child Left Behind Legislation and feel it is irrelevant to the needs ... more

How to Be a Good Mom

What a Mom will do nowadays to help support and raise a child is much different than in years past when all one had to do was feed and diaper a child. The rest was just left to chance. It occurred to me this week as we are preparing (at my house) for ACT prep testing that there may be many of you who have not been down this road yet. As parents we must pick the right pre-preschool. This sets the whole education resume....more
 @motherofnine9 Incredible, I am from a family of eight and I don't see how my mother did it. more

How to Be a Good Mom

What a Mom will do nowadays to help support and raise a child is much different than in years past when all one had to do was feed and diaper a child. The rest was just left to chance. It occurred to me this week as we are preparing (at my house) for ACT prep testing that there may be many of you who have not been down this road yet. As parents we must pick the right pre-preschool. This sets the whole education resume....more
 @xina143 Five Boys?  You win, lol.  The entire high school and getting ready for college ... more

Women Over 50 Spending More on Beauty Online

What turns back the clock reliably? What slows the development and appearance of wrinkles? Why, facial exercise, of course! Just like exercise works to ensure a more youthful body appearance, facial exercise concentrates its efforts to lift, tighten and tone muscles that have been losing their vitality due to atrophy. When facial muscles droop, you see sagging eyelids, spongy cheeks and a flabby neck. ...more
I am 46 and have tried numerous products to fight aging.  Living well, eating well, getting ... more

Bloggers Turn Online Pictures Into Paint Palettes Using Over 1,500 Sherwin-Williams Paint Colors

Update 7/7/12: This sweepstakes has now ended. To read the second posts in the series, click here.  You can still read the bloggers' posts below by clicking on the links.  ...more
Oh fun, I will give the "chip it" a try.  Thanks! msqueenfashionista.com     more